NEWS

Andrea Pirlo ‘has a mad desire to play at Euro 2016’ says Carlo Ancelotti, who advises a return to Milan.
Carlo Ancelotti says the problems Milan have faced this season are ‘normal’ and praises Sinisa Mihajlovic for selecting 16-year-old Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Juventus director Giuseppe Marotta says criticisms of Coach Massimiliano Allegri ‘are excessive’.
Alvaro Morata says ‘it’s always difficult to leave Real Madrid’ but that ‘Juventus makes me happy’.
Milan vice-President Adriano Galliani reassures Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic: “His bench is very stable at the moment.”
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero says Walter Zenga’s appointment was ‘an instinctive decision’ and that he ‘didn’t express the same ambitions’.
Vincenzo Montella says ‘I don’t feel superior to Sampdoria’ and targets a top-half finish at his unveiling.
Vincenzo Montella says taking charge of Sampdoria ‘was my dream’ as he is presented as their new Coach.
Italy CT Antonio Conte has reportedly decided on 14 players for Euro 2016, but Andrea Pirlo, Daniele De Rossi and Lorenzo Insigne are missing.
Italy CT Antonio Conte is ‘one of the best in the world’ and ‘Roma players are enthusiastic about him’, says Miralem Pjanic.
Roma’s Miralem Pjanic says the Scudetto winner ‘will be the most consistent’ and that his side ‘lack something in the Champions League.’
Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici is reportedly in London to speak with Chelsea about Oscar.
Reports say Milan will make another attempt to re-sign Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the summer.
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Bari ended Cesena’s perfect home record and leapfrogged them in the table with a shock 2-0 victory to go third.
Hungary have qualified for Euro 2016 after a 3-1 aggregate victory over Norway in the play-offs.
Italy captain Gigi Buffon urged Antonio Conte to stay beyond Euro 2016 and revealed his partner is expecting a baby boy.
Marco Sportiello “is ready for a big club” like Roma, confirmed the Atalanta goalkeeper’s agent.
Atalanta will be without defender Boukary Dramè for around three weeks.
Alessandro Del Piero is confident “Juventus can get back into the Scudetto race” and is impressed by Antonio Conte’s Italy.
Rolando Mandragora assures Italy “want to win the European Under-21 Championship” ahead of the Lithuania game.
Vincenzo Montella thanked Sampdoria fans after taking over as their Coach. “I return here for the third time.”
Samir Handanovic has finally agreed to sign a contract extension with Inter, it’s reported this evening.
Gigi Simoni believes Paulo Sousa’s Fiorentina plays the best football “since Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona” and advises “muscular” Inter.
Maxi Lopez is expected to leave Torino after failing to agree terms on a contract extension.
Jose Callejon said Napoli “hope to win the Scudetto, but it’s an immense challenge.”
Francesco Guidolin admits “I was Plan B for Sampdoria” before they signed Vincenzo Montella.
Juventus and Roma face competition from Everton for Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega.
Ciro Ferrara and Daniele Adani believe Italy’s problems are focused on Juventus defenders, “but there are no alternatives.”
Bologna could reinforce their midfield in January with Inter youngster Assane Gnoukouri.
Cagliari march on after thumping Spezia as Crotone held by penultimate club Lanciano, but Brescia and Pescara climb.
Fiorentina defender Nenad Tomovic reportedly got into a fight with Serbia teammate Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Matteo Darmian is pleased with his Manchester United start, but warned Italy “cannot afford distractions in defence.”
Marco Sportiello of Atalanta is reportedly the goalkeeper Roma have lined up for next season.
Vincenzo Montella has officially signed a contract to be Sampdoria’s new boss until June 2018 and confirmed his staff.